The new Tesla P100D can zipwhooshkapow to 60 miles an hour in just 2.5 seconds. That’s a staggering 0.5 seconds faster than the pitiful old P90D, which is reason enough to buy the new car. But is there another reason? Could the P100D be saving you money?
Let’s do some mathematics, aided by friends of Jalopnik Ed Niedermeyer and Juan Barnett, who were equally entranced by the P100D’s very necessary and excellent and important newfound speed. The first step is to calculate total time saved with this newfound 0-60 quickness, using numbers pulled from Tesla’s own website:
And then figuring out how much money is saved is simple:
Now, if you are a P90D owner who engages ludicrous mode at every on ramp, your P100D savings would drop along with your 0-60 times, down out to about five bucks and change with your 2.8 second pulls.
That’s totally worth the price hike of $22k for the P100D over the P90D, right?